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The Seasonal Influenza Disease Burden Estimator 

Focus area:

Emerging Infectious Disease and Epidemics

Seasonal influenza is a significant cause of global illness and death.

The Seasonal Influenza Disease Burden Estimator helps countries better understand their seasonal influenza burden, even if national surveillance data are limited. Using a multiplier-based approach, the tool estimates influenza cases and/or deaths by season for age groups across a country.

Users can print or email these estimates.

The Seasonal Influenza Disease Burden Estimator was developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with the World Health Organization.

Project team lead: Crystal Watson, DrPH

Project team: Sanjana Ravi, MPH; Kelsey Lane Warmbrod, MS, MPH; Marc Trotochaud, MSPH; Natasha Kaushal, MSPH; Divya Hosangadi, MSPH; Elena Martin, MPH; Diane Meyer, RN, MPH; Robin Boddie, MA, MSc; Prarthana Vasudevan, MS, MSPH

Project supported by: World Health Organization

Resources: Seasonal Influenza Disease Burden Estimator



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